January 25 – Babysitting My Future Kid | Mae’s Adoption Journey
There’s nothing quite like babysitting your future kid. Because Uncle Nick had to work and my job was flexible (and I’d already planned to be off the week with the unknown court date), I camped out as his house and took care of our baby girl until our court date. It was the perfect chance for me to “ease” into the mom thing since I’d never really cared for a baby before. I got to learn her schedule and her cries. I figured out how to measure formula and make a bottle. I conquered diaper changing. I read books. I practiced swaddling.
What was best of all was that she got to know me, too. So by the end of the day on Tuesday, we were buddies and she was smiling big.